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Gene Roddenberry's "The Questor Tapes"

Rod Roddenberry continues developing a remake of writer/producer Gene Roddenberry's TV movie "The Questor Tapes", based on the novel by D.C. Fontana, about an android (Robert Foxworth) with incomplete memory tapes, who searches for his creator:

"...'Project Questor' is the brainchild of 'Emil Vaslovik', who develops plans to build a superhuman android with a team of the world's foremost experts. Attempts to decode the programming tape were unsuccessful, with approximately half of the tape erased.

"The team then decides to substitute their own programming, over the objections of 'Jerry Robinson' (Mike Farrell), the only team member who actually had worked with the mysterious inventor. But he is overruled by the head of the project, 'Geoffrey Darro' (John Vernon).

"When the android has been finished, the new tape is loaded, with no results. In desperation, Robinson persuades Darro to allow Vaslovik's tape — what remains of it — to be loaded.
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History’s ‘The UnXplained’: William Shatner Charts The Unknown With Latest TV Enterprise

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History’s ‘The UnXplained’: William Shatner Charts The Unknown With Latest TV Enterprise
William Shatner’s latest television enterprise is for History as the host and executive producer of the new Friday night series The UnXplained, which will seek out extra-terrestrial mysteries but won’t require a Galaxy-class starship to accomplish its small-screen mission.

This weekend the Emmy-winning actor and Star Trek icon will also be the top-billed special guest at AlienCon 2019 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The three-day event (presented by A&e Networks and Mischief Management) is both a pop culture expo and a summit for psuedo-science; the convention was inspired by the History hit franchise Ancient Aliens, a show that will be splitting the Friday night schedule with Shatner’s new on-screen life form.

Nobody knows more about conventional thinking than Shatner: Star Trek conventions in the
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Star Trek Ep Says He’s Mapped Out The Franchise’s Next 5 To 10 Years

While the past few years have been rather rough for Star Trek fans, things are on the up and up for Gene Roddenberry’s visionary franchise. After the fourth film was unceremoniously canceled – due to Beyond‘s poor box office performance – attention slowly shifted to the series’ future on the small screen.

Earlier this year, news began circulating that Michelle Yeoh might be getting her own spinoff– where she would reprise her role as Captain Georgiou – and just the other month, production officially began on a Picard series, led by legendary actor Patrick Stewart. Having originally made its debut over 50 years ago, it’s safe to say that Star Trek is one of the longest-running (and most successful) franchises of all time, and it looks like it has no signs of slowing down anytime soon.

As recently reported by ComicBook.com, series Ep Alex Kurtzman revealed that he has plenty in store for Trekkies.
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Hero Nation Index: ‘Star Trek: Picard,’ Alex Kurtzman, Jim Lee, Jon Cryer, Will Eisner

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Hero Nation Index: ‘Star Trek: Picard,’ Alex Kurtzman, Jim Lee, Jon Cryer, Will Eisner
The Hero Nation Index is a Monday round-up of news from the genre sector.

Since the very first Star Trek mission aired on NBC in September 1966 the far-future brand has been defined as much by its “family” dynamic and crew ensembles as by its sci-fi concepts and alien adversaries. That heritage presents a challenge to the producers of the newest iteration, Star Trek: Picard, the eighth Trek series but the first named after a single individual.

How will the new CBS All-Access series carry on Trek creator Gene Roddenberry’s “family tradition” by launching a solo mission built around one character, even if it is longtime fan-favorite Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart)?

“It’s a great and necessary question and it’s something that has been baked into the DNA of Picard,” Alex Kurtzman, the show’s executive producer, said when I asked him the
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Star Trek Insignia Appears on Mars

Nasa has spotted a bit of familiar pop culture imagery on Mars, of all places. The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter recently photographed a dune on the faraway planet that looks suspiciously like a Starfleet logo from Star Trek. The question is, how did such a thing wind up on Mars? The answer is possibly less exciting than the image itself, as it's not rooted in some crazy sci-fi tale. Though, science, in its pure, real form, does have an explanation.

The image was spotted on southeast Hellas Planitia region of Mars. The photographs were captured by the HiRISE (High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment) camera on the Orbiter and shared online by The University of Arizona, who actually manages the camera. Even they acknowledged the similarity in the imagery to that of a Starfleet insignia. However, in a statement released on their website, they offered the following explanation for how such a
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Quentin Tarantino Promises His Star Trek Movie Will Be 'R-Rated' — 'If I Do It'

Quentin Tarantino Promises His Star Trek Movie Will Be 'R-Rated' — 'If I Do It'
Quentin Tarantino may be focused on his ninth film at the moment, but the Pulp Fiction director happens to be linked to a Star Trek project as well, complete with ‘F-bombs.’

The 56-year-old Oscar winner had already been busy working on Once Upon a Time in Hollywood when he pitched the Star Trek idea to Paramount. The company has since assembled a team of writers to work on a screenplay.

While Gene Roddenberry, creator of the original Star Trek television series, largely eschewed the use of profanity in the sci-fi franchise, Tarantino had only two words when asked if his
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Quentin Tarantino Confirms His Star Trek Movie Will Be Rated R

Fans of Quentin Tarantino have waited for a long time, but the man who brought us Kill Bill, Pulp Fiction and Django Unchained is set to return to the limelight again. It’s been nearly four years since The Hateful Eight hit theaters and now, we’re only a month away from the release of Once Upon a Time In Hollywood, which, by all counts, is shaping up to be something truly special.

In an effort to promote his new film, Tarantino has been jet-setting all over, hitting the press junkets and conducting interviews to dish on just about everything. Aside from his latest flick, Quentin has also shared some information on a potential Star Trek sequel – fans will, of course, remember that Paramount Pictures is still working on a fourth movie in the mainline series in addition to Qt’s project.

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'Star Trek: The Next Generation' - The 25 Best Episodes

'Star Trek: The Next Generation' - The 25 Best Episodes
In the late 1980s, Gene Roddenberry reinvented his game-changing Star Trek franchise with a new cast of characters, led by Patrick Stewart as Captain Jean-Luc Picard. The result, Star Trek: The Next Generation, changed the franchise forever.   Fans spent seven years tuning into the adventures of the Starship Enterprise-d. Its popularity grew to a fever pitch in its final season, where it became the first syndicated program to be nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for best dramatic series. After its finale, its legacy has only grown through an HD remake, four feature films and an upcoming sequel series focused on Picard....
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Here’s Why Star Trek: The Original Series Was Canceled After 3 Seasons

While many longtime fans might be turning their attention toward the newly-announced Picard or the upcoming third season of Discovery, it’s impossible to deny just how important Star Trek: The Original Series was. The iconic ’60s show that kicked off one of the world’s greatest franchises might not have aged as well as its contemporaries, but it’s hard to ignore the influence it’s had on the sci-fi genre as a whole.

Of course, while most of the other shows in the franchise saw lengthy runs – even Enterprise, for its many mistakes, saw four seasons – The Original Series only aired from 1966 to 1969, with less than 80 episodes under its belt. This begs the question: how did one of the world’s most iconic shows end up getting canceled after a mere three seasons?

As ScreenRant notes, when it first debuted, Star Trek: The Original Series was met with middling reviews and ratings.
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Second Opinion – What We Left Behind: Looking Back at Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (2018)

What We Left Behind: Looking Back at Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, 2018.

Directed by Ira Steven Behr and David Zappone.

Featuring Nana Visitor, Rene Auberjonois, Alexander Siddig, Terry Farrell, Michael Dorn, Colm Meaney, Cirroc Lofton, and Armin Shimerman.

It’s not uncommon for Trekkie fans to argue over which Star Trek series is the best. Most of the conversations I’ve been privy to generally compare the original Star Trek with William Shatner and Next Generation with Patrick Stewart as their favorites. Now, with What We Left Behind: Looking Back at Star Trek: Deep Space Nine documentary shedding light behind the scenes with the actors and writers, it’s fair to say Deep Space Nine deserves its own recognition for being as innovative, original, trendsetting and revolutionary as any other Star Trek series. However, DS9 oftentimes gets lost in the mix of other Star Trek voyages and is often treated
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Star Trek: Discovery Was The Most Popular Streaming Show In April

While the past few years have been rather rough for Star Trek fans, things are on the up and up for Gene Roddenberry’s visionary franchise. After the fourth film was unceremoniously canceled – due to Beyond‘s poor box office performance – attention slowly shifted to the series’ future on the small screen. Earlier this year, rumors began circulating that Michelle Yeoh might be getting her own spinoff – where she would reprise her roles as Captain Georgiou – and just last week, production officially began on a Picard series, led by legendary actor Patrick Stewart.

And then of course, there’s Star Trek: Discovery, which just wrapped up its second season. This digital-only show is available for streaming on CBS All Access, and stars Sonequa Martin-Green as Michael Burnham, a science specialist aboard the USS Discovery. Doug Jones, Shazad Latif, Anthony Rapp and Mary Wiseman round out of the ship’s crew.
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What We Left Behind Doc Celebrates Star Trek: Deep Space Nine's Legacy

Chris Cummins May 9, 2019

Here's an exclusive look at the upcoming DS9 documentary!

Nearly 20 years to the day after "What We Leave Behind," Star Trek: Deep Space Nine's gripping series finale aired, the show is more popular than ever. It's a strange position for the series to be in; during DS9's airing, the spinoff was constantly overshadowed by the end of Star Trek: The Next Generation and Tng's feature film outings, as well as the 1995 launch of Star Trek: Voyager as the flagship show for Upn.

read more: Star Trek: Discovery Season 3 — Everything We Know

DS9 always was something of a troublemaker. Eschewing a starship setting and the infallibility of Starfleet that came to be the calling cards of the Star Trek franchise, the program instead focused on a group of characters who were often in conflict with themselves and each other... much to the consternation of so-called fans
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A ‘Stranger Things’ Convention Is Coming To New Jersey Next Month

Fans of Stranger Things have reason to rejoice. Event promotion company Creation Entertainment is giving the Netflix cult phenomenon it’s very own convention. Stranger Con is set for May 3-5 at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, NJ. More information and tickets are available now Here.

Special guests for Stranger Con will include Millie Bobbie Brown (Eleven/Jane), Noah Schnapp (Will Byers), Caleb McLaughlin (Lucas Sinclair), Priah Ferguson (Erica Sinclair), Chelsea Talmadge (Carol), Matty Cardarople (Keith), and Chester Rushing (Tommy H.). Rushing will serve as host for the weekend. The multi-talented actor will also perform a musical acoustic set on Saturday night.

The convention features four different admission packages – Gold, Silver, Copper, and General. Gold package members will gain access to an exclusive panel on Sunday featuring Millie Bobbie Brown and Noah Schnapp. The 30-minute panel includes a Q&A session.

The convention will also feature a cosplay contest
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Star Trek: Deep Space Nine documentary What We Left Behind set for one night only theatrical release

Fathom Events have announced that the documentary What We Left Behind: Looking Back at Star Trek: Deep Space Nine will be receiving a one-night only theatrical release in the United States on May 13th.

What We Left Behind presents a fascinating in-depth look at the past, present and future of a series whose dark, edgy take on Gene Roddenberry’s vision was often misunderstood when it premiered but has grown into a beloved mainstay in the Star Trek franchise.

Featuring extensive new interviews with the cast and crew of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine as well as newly remastered HD footage from the television series, What We Left Behind also focuses on the original writers of the series as they craft a brand-new episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, developing what would be the eighth-season premiere if the show were to return to the air today.

Watch the trailer here…
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Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Documentary Coming To Theaters For One Night Only

Fans may know that the crowd-founded documentary on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine has been in the works for a while, with showrunner Ira Steven Behr getting the cast and crew of the cult favorite 1990s show together back in 2017 to film it. The doc, titled What We Left Behind: Looking Back at Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, was shown to the public at conventions last year but now it’s been acquired for release by Shout! Studios, and the good news is it’s coming to theaters for one night only.

Shout! has partnered with Fathom Events to release the doc in cinemas on May 12th, with tickets going on sale a month before on April 12th. Here’s the description of the film, which teases how it’ll reflect back on the series’ seven seasons as well as reveal a never-before-seen look at what could’ve been if
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It Came From The Tube: Spectre (1977)

The television landscape is overflowing with failed pilots; those poor souls who try to go to series, but are forever doomed to perish in the eternal hellfire of the forgotten. (And YouTube.) Sometimes the shows are not picked up for financial reasons, and sometimes they just give off a "hell No" vibe that even TV executives can’t miss. And then you have Gene Roddenberry, Star Trek’s mastermind, who by the mid-’70s produced failed pilot after failed pilot. His last try before the impending Trek-aissance was Spectre (1977), a very well-made Satanic Panic meets Sherlock Holmes proposal that promised a lot of ghoulish fun had it been picked up. As is, it’s a groovy (and randy) time capsule of an era when the Devil had his share of air time.

Produced by 20th Century Fox Television, Spectre originally aired May 21st as an NBC Saturday Night at the Movies,
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Link Tank: United Nations Unveils Its Floating Cities Plan

Spencer Mullen Apr 5, 2019

The United Nations, Samantha Bee, Pet Sematary, and more in today's daily Link Tank!

The United Nations has unveiled its floating cities plan to combat climate change.

"Water-based cities could help humanity adapt to a changing climate with a sustainable approach to development, a United Nations roundtable claimed Thursday. The event, which called for further investigation of the idea, also unveiled a concept vision for how these cities may look in the future."

Read more at Inverse.

Samantha Bee mocked the anti-vaxxer movement in a Riverdale parody.

"Samantha Bee took on the anti-vaxxer movement during a segment on Full Frontal with Samantha Bee. The movement has led to increased outbreaks of measles (which was eliminated in the United States in 2000—simpler times) and other preventable diseases, endangering the health of the public. During the piece, Bee discussed how social media companies like Facebook have been reducing the
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‘Star Trek: Discovery’: Two Major New Characters To Exit At End Of Season 2

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‘Star Trek: Discovery’: Two Major New Characters To Exit At End Of Season 2
Spoiler Alert:The story includes plot details about the current Season 2 of Star Trek: Discovery on CBS All Access.

Exclusive: CBS All Access has big plans to expand the Trekverse, but Star Trek: Discovery is slimming down.

One of the biggest cast additions for the current second season of Discovery was Anson Mount, who came on board as Captain Christopher Pike of the USS Enterprise. He was joined by Rebecca Romijn, who was tapped to play another classic Star Trek character, Number One, a member of Pike’s crew.

Both are set to leave at the end of the season, we have learned.

According to sources close to the series, both Hell On Wheels alum Mount and Romijn had strictly one-year deals; the duo had been contracted only for Season 2 arcs as part of a plan to sync up Discovery with the original Star Trek lore by the end of the
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George M. Lehr, ‘Man From U.N.C.L.E.’ Associate Producer, Dies at 87

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George M. Lehr, ‘Man From U.N.C.L.E.’ Associate Producer, Dies at 87
George M. Lehr, associate producer on such classic TV series as “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.” and “Police Woman,” and later a professor at USC’s School of Cinema & Television, died March 14, in Erie, Pa., after a short illness. He was 87.

Lehr worked on television shows at MGM, 20th Century-Fox and Columbia for more than 30 years. He started in 1962 as assistant to producer Sam Rolfe on “The Eleventh Hour,” then assisted Gene Roddenberry on “The Lieutenant,” both at MGM. He spent 1964 through 1968 working as associate producer on MGM’s hit spy series “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.” and its spinoff series “The Girl From U.N.C.L.E.

He later worked on the movie-studio series “Bracken’s World” at Fox, the adventure series “Assignment: Vienna” at MGM, and the Angie Dickinson cop show “Police Woman” at Columbia in the mid-1970s.

Lehr graduated to producer on “Police Woman” and also produced the short-lived “American Girls
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‘Star Trek’ Doc: Shout! Acquires ‘What We Left Behind’

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‘Star Trek’ Doc: Shout! Acquires ‘What We Left Behind’
Shout! Studios has just acquired worldwide rights to the new Star Trek feature documentary What We Left Behind: Looking Back at Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Shout! plans to release it across multiple platforms including theatrical by year’s end.

The in-depth retrospective approaches the edgy Deep Space Nine as the most-misunderstood of the franchises that have flown under the banner of Gene Roddenberry’s Star Trek brand. When it premiered in January 1993 as a spinoff of Star Trek: The Next Generation, many devoted Trek fans thought the show flouted Roddenberry’s overarching vision of humanity’s noble and united future in the age of interstellar exploration.

The syndicated Deep Space Nine (created by Rick Berman and Michael Piller) eventually won fans over and endured for 176 episodes over seven seasons with its chronicle of a space station that is (not unlike Casablanca in the classic film) a place of intrigue,
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